• Scottish close-up magician Billy Reid
  • Member of the Magic Circle
  • Weddings, Events, Parties Glasgow Close-up Magician
  • See Magic, Feel Magic, Reid Magic

Welcome to the official website of professional close-up magician Billy Reid. The only magician in Scotland to reach the finals of The Magic Circle “Close-up Magician of the Year” competition on three separate occasions, Billy offers spellbinding entertainment perfect for weddings, corporate events, private parties, tradeshows, product launches, receptions and charity events throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland and the rest of the UK.




Billy Reid is one of the UK's most devilishly brilliant
close-up magicians. An expert sleight of hand artist,
he's amazed and astounded audiences at countless shows
and events across the country with his modern wizardry.

Stood in a magic shop as an impressionable 10 year old boy, Billy was captivated by a simple magic trick. Today, his mission is simple: to bring his audiences the sense of wonder and intrigue he experienced that day… A 20-year journey from impressionable young lad to fully-fledged sleight of hand Jedi master has seen him schooled by dozens of master magicians, study hundreds of specialist texts, and spend thousands of hours in painstaking practice.

Now a member of the world famous Magic Circle his stunning brand of entertainment - delivered with charm, personality and a rapier sharp wit - makes any event a truly memorable one.

Ultimately, Billy offers an unforgettable magic experience - a spellbinding assault on your senses where cards appear and disappear; coins transpose to impossible locations, objects levitate and minds are read… You've never seen anything like it, and it's all for your entertainment and wonderment!



Billy's membership of the Magic Circle testifies to his quality,
professionalism and prestige.

You want the best magician for your event,
but also someone that understands people.
Billy has the personality and experience to
instantly build rapport and make your guests feel
completely relaxed… before they're blown away
by his award-winning sleight of hand skills!

Billy has applied his creative thinking to
every element of his magic assuring you of
a highly polished, professional, innovative
and extraordinarily entertaining experience
every single time.

A student in the art of magic since a young boy,
Billy has been performing professionally at weddings and events for over 20 years. See the “Previous Clients” section for a selection of endorsing testimonials, probably the reason the majority of Billy's bookings are repeat 
business or referrals from satisfied clients…

No stages… no lights… no sound systems…
no set up… and no rabbits! Billy's close-up magic
is modern, fun and extremely versatile allowing him to take the show to your guests whether you're looking for entertainment at a wedding or a corporate event for 500 people.

You will never deal with a third party
or an agent - Billy will personally respond
to your enquiry and work with you to ensure
you reap the full rewards of booking him to
perform at your event. A professional, friendly
and highly efficient service is guaranteed
from the first point of enquiry until the
last card has been picked!

This website is packed with photographs
and videos of Billy performing allowing you
to see the incredible reactions his magic
generates from people of all ages.

He's starred at numerous prestigious venues
and been asked to strut his sparkling stuff by 

everyone from Manchester United to Coca Cola.

Crowned "Scottish Close-up Magician of the Year 2018", Billy has also performed his critically acclaimed shows to sell-out audiences across the country. Visit the "Shows" section for more info...

He reached the final of the Magic Circle's
prestigious “Close-up Magician of the Year”
competition in 2013, 2014 and 2018…
…and he performs with his sleeves rolled up!


“What is magic? Everyone will have their own interpretation of what magic is, but for me personally it's not a trick or an illusion
- it's an unforgettable experience.”




The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor
of architecture Ernő Rubik. It has a mind-bending 43 quintillion possible combinations. This, however, is my favourite combination…


Enhance your next event or occasion by booking Billy today…


Give your guests the red carpet treatment - have Billy welcome them and break the ice with some stunning quick-fire close-up magic. Billy can help you set the tone for a truly memorable evening. And between courses he'll keep the entertainment spectacular and the energy levels high with his unique brand of table top magic.

It's the kind of distinctive touch that
guarantees your event will have a long
lasting impression on guests.


Whether it's a birthday party at home or a
company night out at a local venue, you want
something that little bit different to make
your event especially memorable.

Add Billy to the guestlist and have him
perform his modern style of mix and mingle
magic, where the impossible unfolds inches
from the eyes of your guests and even in
their own hands!


Many people have never witnessed professional close-up magic and it's something they love instantly. There are times throughout your wedding day when Billy can complement proceedings and provide unforgettable moments…


The photographs can take a couple of
hours to complete and it's when many
guests have time on their hands.

Billy will move from group to group
performing superb sleight of hand
magic with plenty of interaction - and
lashings of good, clean humour - to
keep the energy levels high and really
kick-start a day of fun and celebration.


Alternatively, have Billy perform his
unique brand of table top magic during
the wedding breakfast…

He'll serve up a mind-blowing 10-15
minute show at each table to keep your
guests entertained between courses.


Or, book Billy to entertain during your
evening reception once the formalities
have been concluded.

His modern wizardry will fill the room
with gasps and laughter before the
music and dancing takes over.


Audiences have been “utterly amazed”, “completely blown
away” and had their “brains well and truly melted”
by Billy Reid’s critically acclaimed SELL-OUT shows.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Superb magic and hugely entertaining.”

Edinburgh Spotlight

★ ★ ★ ★
“This isn't just magic: it's magic in technicolour.”

The Wee Review

★ ★ ★ ★
“Storyteller is a gorgeous production.”

World Magic Review

★ ★ ★ ★
“A production that is both enchanting and memorable.”

The Edinburgh Reporter

Whether you are looking for a show to entertain 30 people or 300, Billy Reid
has something up his sleeve… Firstly, his show WATCHCLOSELY is suitable for
smaller audiences of 10-50 people. This show typically works best as an intimate
performance with plenty of audience interaction, laughter and gasps!

For a larger audience, his critically acclaimed stage show STORYTELLER
an innovative fusion of magic, music and art - will delight and astound!
Contact Billy today to discuss how his shows can enhance your next event…


For tickets to Billy’s monthly WATCHCLOSELY
show at The Bungo, please click here!

For tickets to Billy’s other Scottish
tour dates, please click here!


Magic Circle Close-up Magician
of the Year Finalist 2013, 2014 and 2018

Scottish Close-up Magician
of the Year 2018

Official entertainer at the
Italian Awards 2012 - 2014

Official entertainer at the
Young Scot Awards 2013 and 2014

Official entertainer at the Catherine
McEwan Red Hot Ball 2006 - 2017

MagicFest (www.magicfest.co.uk)
performer 2010 - 2018

Billy has also written and presented his
own lecture to a variety of magic clubs
and societies including West Lothian
Magic Circle, Paisley Magic Circle,
Glasgow Magic Circle and SAMS (Scottish Association of Magical Societies)



“Brilliant, mind blowing magic!
I have no idea how you did
any of that.”


“You just blew my mind!
That was incredible”


“Wow, that was cool!”


“My brain hurts, that was


Professional Snooker Player

“One of the best close-up
magicians in the UK”


The Honorary Life President
of the Glasgow Magic Circle

“We were so magically entertained by you - boom, boom! What a talent you are!!!!! We couldn't work out how you did your tricks?????? AMAZING!”


Creative Director Factory Inc

“The Rolls Royce of Magicians!!!”

ADRIAN BLACK - Lexus Belfast

“Taking the magic world by storm!”


“A born entertainer”


General Manager, the Living Rooms Glasgow

“Billy, you elevated our special day to a level which we didn't think possible! Our guests were buzzing from the moment you performed your first trick and were still talking about your magic long after you'd left”


“Billy has been supporting The Catherine McEwan Foundation for the last 8 years. Whether it's the glitz and glamour of the Red Hot Ball or one of our many children's events, Billy dazzles and mesmerises every time!”


The Catherine McEwan Foundation

“You were just amazing and made our wedding so truly memorable and different. Thank you for entertaining us all with your wonderful close-up magic… it was just brilliant”



Meanwhile, on a serious note, Billy's passionate about making a difference and using his skills to benefit charities and other worthwhile causes. He has helped to raise thousands of pounds for charities such as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Yorkhill Children's Hospital and the Catherine McEwan Foundation. Please use the contact section to see how Billy can make a difference to your fundraising event.

  • Catherine McEwan
  • Musclar Dystrophy
  • Yorkhill
  • Marie Curie


Please use this section to contact Billy who will endeavour to respond to any enquiries within 24 hours.


07817 824 040





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Last updated: March 01, 2018

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